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jjfuller1 06-07-2012 05:25 PM

cleaning rods
so what cleaning rods do you use and or recomend? especially for longer barrel lengths? brass, gi style, aluminum, etc etc?

mountainman13 06-07-2012 05:33 PM

I use the otis system when possible. Aluminum if I need to and wood on bp rifles.

locutus 06-07-2012 06:25 PM

Soft steel, one piece rods are the best way to go. and preferably used with a bore guide.

Avoid aluminum like the plague.:(

canebrake 06-07-2012 06:35 PM

J. Dewy Rods

BlueTurf 06-07-2012 08:22 PM

Definitely use a one-piece rod. I use stainless steel rods. The carbon fiber rods are great also. I also use bore guides. For my bolt-action rifles I have bore guides that take the place of the bolt. I also have a couple that slip over the cleaning rods. For my M1A I have one that fits on the barrel because the rod has to be inserted from the muzzle end. I also use bore-specific jags for the patches instead of the usual patch holders. The jags make a much more effective use of the patch during the cleaning process. The old loop patch holders tend to rub against the bore edges.

ZeusEcho 06-08-2012 04:47 PM

I don't have allot of experience with different brands but I really like the Bore Tech stuff I just got for my first rifle (Rem 700 .308 SPS Varmint).

Bore Stix

Proof Positive Jags

Patch Guide

Proof Positve Brushes


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